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Ground Kontrol Classic Arcade

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Neighbourhood: Old Town - Chinatown
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Address: 511 NW Couch St., Portland, OR 97209
Phone Number: +1 503-796-9364
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12:00 - 02:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 02:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Ground Kontrol Classic Arcade brings the arcade experience into the 21st...

Ground Kontrol Classic Arcade brings the arcade experience into the 21st century with over 100 of the most popular video games and pinball tables in a futuristic multi-level space. Enjoy a full bar and food menu nightly, along with recurring events such as Rock Band x Ground Kontrol, the stand-up comedy night No Pun Intendo and two monthly Free Play Parties!

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Fun times, great selection of games

Ms Pac-Man on fast play, donkey Kong, The Simpsons, X-men by Konami, the last goes on. 2nd floor full of pinball games I ate a corn dog, it tasted fine Beer is not served until... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
JoelSallee
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Pendleton, Indiana
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Pendleton, Indiana
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40 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ms Pac-Man on fast play, donkey Kong, The Simpsons, X-men by Konami, the last goes on. 2nd floor full of pinball games I ate a corn dog, it tasted fine Beer is not served until 5pm

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Thank JoelSallee
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I'm a bit if a pinball fanatic, when I discovered this place a almost freaked out. I went inside to see an array of classic arcade machines and possibly hundreds of pinball machines, they were beautiful, old and new and well maintained. This place has pretty cheap beer and food too, the beer was pretty decent too. I found myself... More 

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Thank MyFoodAdventure
Portland, Oregon
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165 reviews
102 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

I dropped in just after 5 PM when you can buy drinks. I looked over the bar and the menu. You can buy food and drinks. So I ordered a beer and walked around to check out the arcade games. There are two floors full of arcade games.Pinball machines and other old classics that I haven't seen in years. And... More 

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Thank RSNN
Bedford, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

Amazing place! Tucked away on Couch St, Portland. I Visited here while travelling down the west coast from Seattle - LA. I will start by saying that despite being in my early 30s, I still love & play video games but I definitely miss the good old days! If you're anything like me, Ground Kontrol Arcade in Portland has got... More 

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Thank Rob M
Bedford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Yes, I deliberately caps locked my title because, well, I'm basically a child trapped in a woman's body. The best 20$ I've ever spent was in this place. Loads of retro games and pinball fun was had, it takes me back to the glorious Saturday afternoons hanging round our local arcade in England, playing pinball til my eyes fell out... More 

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Thank Suzy C
Auburn, WA
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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

I miss the arcades of my youth. This place had all kinds of pinball and video games. We had to take my 16yo daughter there just to show her what an arcade really looked like. The family was able to play several video games from our past including Asteroids, Robotron 2084, Paperboy, and several Pac Man iterations. Then there were... More 

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Thank WATraveler98001
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Good game choices, really enjoyed the atmosphere and wish one was near me. Upstairs is mostly pinball with a few arcade style games, downstairs is arcade games and bar. Variety of games from classic pinball to the Simpsons to Tekken to Time Crisis. Drinks were good, food was good enough but limited in selection. Wish the area was bigger; it... More 

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Thank Atlas274
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Flash back to when us 80's baby's had arcades and all the awesome games to go with it. Tetris, centipede, Simpsons, mortal combat, street fighter, ms pac man and many many more. Also, a large pinball room with many Williams machines. Did I mention you can buy beer, wine and alcohol and take it to any place in the arcade... More 

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Thank Alex5014
Buffalo, New York
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Super fun place to hang out! Grab a beer and play any game you want! Any game you played as a kid you can play here with a beer in your hand! Had an awesome time! The bartenders are pretty cool too!

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Spokane Valley, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

It was about 3pm when the girls (12 and 15) and I popped in on a Tuesday while strolling through downtown while on vacation. Not intending to stay for more than a few minutes, we were quickly diving into pockets and purses for quarters. Q*Bert, Mario Cart, Dance Dance Revolution, and a few games of pinball consumed the minutes and... More 

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